Friday is here, my friends! Another weekend is almost upon us. We worked hard and earned our time to relax! Let's get Friday out of the way and get to the fun stuff! See you in a few, short hours.
Oh my...oh my word. Well, this pleasant little treasure came out of nowhere! Here we thought that Inafune and Inti Creates were busy with Mighty No. 9...and they are. The secret is, they were also working on a new project at the same time! Tonight we were surprised with Azure Striker Gunvolt, and I couldn't be happier.
Yes, let's get this out of the way right at the start. Azure Striker Gunvolt looks a lot like the Mega Man series. Specifically, it seems quite similar to the Mega Man Zero line of games. I'm not saying that as a negative in any way. I think it's very obvious that Inafune absolutely loves Mega Man style games, but who knew he loved them so much to create both Mighty No. 9 AND Azure Striker Gunvolt!
Here's how I feel about Azure Striker Gunvolt. If Capcom isn't going to give Mega Man the love he deserves, I'm glad someone else is at least trying new things in the genre. If I could pick one man/team to tackle this idea, it would certainly be Inafune and Inti Creates. I absolutely love the Mega Man Zero series, so Azure Striker Gunvolt looks like a godsend to me. I wish we could live in a world where Azure Striker Gunvolt was announced and a new Mega Man game was on the way, but right now it looks like Azure Striker Gunvolt is it.
With all that said, I think Azure Striker Gunvolt will offer some new ideas and mechanics when compared to Mega Man. Yes, both titles operate on a same basic level, but Inafune will throw in some tweaks/twists to make this his own. The first trailer above is all I needed to be on-board with this project. I cannot wait to go hands-on with it. Thankfully, the Japanese website already has word on a pending ESRB rating, so the game is definitely heading our way. I just hope you guys are excited as well!
How does Azure Striker Gunvolt look to you? Leave a comment and let us know!